One of Bruce Lee's most memorable lines, is "Don't think, feel!"
The energy contained in that expression is immense. You can feel it when he expresses it.
Initially, when I had heard it, I thought of it as a "good idea." I mean, it sounds good, move around, get the feeling, try express yourself. But it was only recently that I realized that it contains actually a lot of truth and validated by science.
First, most people will recognize it as good philosophy, but now with great advances in science in the last 10 years, it is also very good science. This, to me comes as being refreshing in a world increasingly dominated by "need for proof" concreteness.
Tai Chi is the martial art about creating balance and harmony. Most people are familiar with its slow moving meditative practice, but there is a deeper philosophy behind it.
In life, there will always be obstacles, like any journey does. Many times we fantasize about an easy journey, one without obstacles, because somehow the present moment isn't "just perfect".
The reason people don't live in the present, is because it never really feels perfect, so they attempt to find it sometime in the future. But once attained, it still doesn't bring fulfillment, so they continue the cycle.
Here are five ways to overcome fear and build self-confidence:
1. Meditation: Fear is rooted in the ego, it is rooted in thought.
You are born only with two fears: fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Your other fears are learned from people around you and your experiences. These are based on perception from what people have taught you.
In one study, they explain: "children’s ego concerns reflect the values of their society...As children’s representations of self develop, their vulnerability and anxiety about failure in these valued areas increases.” In other words, you learn what is important based on what society teaches you and when you don't live up to them, you experience anxiety.
About the blog
Luke Siljander began training with Master Wang in 2007. He and Master Wang want to share the value of Kung Fu.
Kung Fu is about the application of hard work throughout your life to better yourself and to gain mastery over your body and mind.